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    FWIW my thoughts -

    It seems to me that Jesse Jackson is a bitter man.

    He never received the acclaim or respect that some other political leaders achieved, including other African American political leaders.
    But he just didn't have the talent or the depth of the elder statesmen of politics including some of the African American leaders who are "listened to" today in order to hear their take on what's going on in the political arena.

    So there's a part of me that without any inside knowledge, just a hunch, wonders when something like this happens - was the father living through the son and putting some of his own unrealistic political ambitions and expectations on his son?
    I suspect there's a sad story in there somewhere.

    But who knows…

    Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

    by eve on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 11:25:57 AM PST

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